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N Scale - Hubert's - HN6415 - Gondola, 52 Foot 6 Inch, Mill - CSX Transportation - 707286

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N Scale - Hubert


Brand Hubert's
Stock Number HN6415
Original Retail Price $21.95
Manufacturer Hubert's
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style E&C Gondola 52 Foot Mill
Prototype Gondola, 52 Foot 6 Inch, Mill (Details)
Road or Company Name CSX Transportation (Details)
Reporting Marks CSX
Road or Reporting Number 707286
Paint Color(s) Brown
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype 52 Foot 6 Inch
Model Variety Mill
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: E&C shops originally designed this tooling in the mid 1970's. It was later acquired by LBF and then by Hubert's and as of recently by InterMountain. Cars come factory equipped with Micro-TrainsĀ® trucks/couplers and come with a loads. Examples can be found with E&C, LBF and Hubert's branding. InterMountain (as of 2/2020) has not yet produced a release.

Prototype History:
Mill gondolas are primarily used for steel mill products, including metal beams, pipe, coiled steel, scrap, wire and other finished mill products. Their drop end enabled them to carry items longer than the car itself (usually with idler flatcars on either side).
Through the 1950's most gondolas were 50-Ton cars; it grew to 70-Ton in the 1960's. From 1960's on, Thrall became a major builder of gondolas. Other builders included Pullman-Standard, Greenville, Bethlehem, Ortner, Evans/SIECO and Trinity.
These gondolas are still offered nowadays by major builders such as Greenbier or TrinityRail.

Text adapted from Jeff Wilson's "Modern Freight Cars" (Kalmbach Media).

Road Name History:
CSX Transportation (reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States. The main subsidiary of the CSX Corporation, the railroad is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and owns about 21,000 route miles (34,000 km). CSX operates one of the three Class I railroads serving most of the East Coast, the other two being the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) and Canadian Pacific Railway. It also serves the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Together CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway have a duopoly over all east-west freight rail traffic east of the Mississippi River. As of October 1, 2014 CSX's total public stock value was slightly over $32 billion.

CSX Transportation was formed on November 1, 1980, by combining the railroads of the former Chessie System with Seaboard Coast Line Industries, and finally with the Seaboard System Railroad in 1986. The originator of the Seaboard System was the former Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which previously merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1967, and later with the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, as well as several smaller subsidiaries such as the Clinchfield Railroad, Atlanta & West Point Railroad, Monon Railroad and the Georgia Railroad. The origin of the Chessie System was the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, which had merged with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and the Western Maryland Railway.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Hubert's Model Railroad Mfg Corp group was located in Roseburg, Oregon and then Cincinnati, Ohio. Frank Hubert purchased the toolings of the LBF company (a.k.a. USA Plastics), that itself succeeded to E&C Shops, both founded by Fred Becker. Hubert had been one of Becker's partners in LBF/USA Plastics. Later, when Hubert's operation folded by the end of 2007, the toolings were acquired by InterMountain.
Like its predecessors, Hubert's released every road name with 12 to 48 different road numbers, offering the cars in 6- or 12-packs.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2020-02-15 03:55:12. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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